Concise News reports that the girl (name withheld) told the police that her stepfather, Akin Olatilu has been having sex with her since she was 14 years old.
Olatilu was arrested by the police in Lagos on June 14 after the girl reported the matter.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, “On 14 June 2019 at about 1300hrs, the survivor (Name withheld) 19 years old alleged that her stepfather Olatilu of the same address has been sexually abusing her since when she was 14 years.
“She alleged further that she reported the matter to her mother but her mother did not take any action. She further stated that the abuse did not stop until she turned 18 years old. That the suspect also had sexual intercourse with her in the month of March 2019.
“She added that when she turned down the request of the suspect in the month of June, he lied against her to her mother and she was beaten up by her mother which make her speak out. The suspect has been charged to court,” he says.
The incest taboo is one of the most widespread of all cultural taboos, both in present and in past societies.
Most modern societies have laws regarding incest or social restrictions on closely consanguineous marriages.
In societies where it is illegal, consensual adult incest is seen by some as a victimless crime.
Some cultures extend the incest taboo to relatives with no consanguinity such as milk-siblings, step-siblings, and adoptive siblings, albeit sometimes with less intensity.
Third-degree relatives (such as half-aunt, half-nephew, first cousin) on average have 12.5% common genetic heritage, and sexual relations between them are viewed differently in various cultures, from being discouraged to being socially acceptable.
Children of incestuous relationships have been regarded as illegitimate, and are still so regarded in some societies today.
In most cases, the parents did not have the option to marry to remove that status, as incestuous marriages were, and are, normally also prohibited.